Lone Star Writing Competition Now Open!

by Anna on April 1, 2014

Northwest Houston RWA© is proud to

Announce the 22nd Annual

Lone Star Writing Competition 2014

   Contest opens April 1st!

NEW for 2014 is the Romance Novella category which includes all sub-genres of romance, including erotic romance.

The Lone Star Writing Competition is one of the few contests where each first round entry is judged by two published authors plus one unpublished author.  Finalists’ entries will be judged by three industry professionals. (agents/editors/Epublishers)           

Entry fee: $25.

Deadline is at midnight CDT on June 8th.

Finalists will be announced August 18th.

Winners will be announced at the LONE STAR CONFERENCE, October 4, 2014 in Houston, TX.

Contest Details can be found at: http://nwhrwa.com/writers-events/lonestar-contest/

2014 Lone Star Writing Competition: Final Judges
      Contemporary Series:     Erica Thompson, coordinator

Agent:

Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

Editor:

 Piya Campana, Harlequin

Epublisher

Tara Gelsomino, Crimson Romance
      Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal:     Emmly Jane, coordinator

Editor

Junessa Viloria, Random House

Editor

Brenda Chin, ImaJinn Books

Epublisher

Chris Keeslar, Boroughs Publishing Group
      Historical / Regency:     Christiana Tegethoff, coordinator

Agent

Holly Lorincz,  MacGregor Literary Agency

Epublisher

Allison Byers, The Wild Rose Press

Epublisher

Debby Gilbert, Soul Mate Publishing
       Inspirational:                 Anna Katherine Lanier, coordinator

Agent

Kimberly Shumate, Living Word Literary Agency

Editor

Raela Schoenherr, Bethany House Publishers

Epublisher

Nicola Martinez, Pelican Book Group
     Romance Novella:         Ruth Kenjura, coordinator

Editor

Lauren Plude, Grand Central Publishing

Epublisher

Alycia Tornetta, Entangled

Epublisher

Cindy Davis, The Wild Rose Press
       Romantic Suspense:     Robin Sweet, coordinator

Agent

Jessica Alvarez, BookEnds, LLC

Editor

Alicia Condon, Brava (Kensington)

Epublisher

Char Chaffin, Soul Mate Publishing
       Single Title:                    Sarah Andre, coordinator

Agent

Pam van Hylckama Vlieg, Foreword Literary Agency

Editor –

Katherine Pelz, Berkley Publishing Group (Penguin Group)

Epublisher

Pat van Wie, BelleBooks
       Young Adult:                J. D. Faver, coordinator

Agent

Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency

Editor

Niki Flowers,  BelleBooks Inc.

Editor

Annie Stone, Harlequin Teen

Contest Details can be found at: http://nwhrwa.com/writers-events/lonestar-contest/

 If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact:

CONTEST COORDINATOR: 

Patti Macdonald  PattiAnnMacdonald@gmail.com

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